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16 days of GBV activism launched

NGEC Chairperson Winfred Lichuma has called for adequate budgetary allocation at the National County government level to provide critical response to sexual gender based violence (SGBV).

Speaking during the launch of the global 16 days of activism against gender based violence in Kayole Nairobi, Lichuma noted that SGBV is a societal vice which the government must prioritize in seeking an end to the vice and assisting survivors to access justice.

The campaign dubbed 'tushirikiane na polisi kuangamiza dhuluma za kijinsia' seeks to raise awareness on SGBV as societal issue and urging members of the public to cooperate with police in fighting the vice and assisting survivors.

Among those who graced the colorful occasion included Devolution and Planning Cabinet Minister Anne Waiguru,Police Inspector General David Kimaiyo, US Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec among other distinguished dignitaries.

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence is an international campaign that starts on 25 November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and ends on 10 December, Human Rights Day. The campaign hopes to raise awareness about gender-based violence as a human rights issue at the local, national, regional and international level.

Several activities by various organizations have been lined up.You can view the calendar of activities here

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